Fishing Poems

Popular Fishing Poems
Cape Breton
by Elizabeth Bishop

Out on the high "bird islands," Ciboux and Hertford,
the razorbill auks and the silly-looking puffins all stand
with their backs to the mainland
in solemn, uneven lines along the cliff's brown grass-frayed edge,
while the few sheep pastured there go "Baaa, baaa."
(Sometimes, frightened by aeroplanes, they stampede
and fall over into the sea or onto the rocks.)
The silken water is weaving and weaving,
disappearing under the mist equally in all directions,
lifted and penetrated now and then

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A Red Palm
by Gary Soto

You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
Until you yourself are breathing that way
With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.

That's hours later. The sun is a red blister
Coming up in your palm. Your back is strong,
Young, not yet the broken chair

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The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 3
by Alexander Pope

Close by those meads, for ever crown'd with flow'rs,
Where Thames with pride surveys his rising tow'rs,
There stands a structure of majestic frame,
Which from the neighb'ring Hampton takes its name.
Here Britain's statesmen oft the fall foredoom
Of foreign tyrants and of nymphs at home;
Here thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey,
Dost sometimes counsel take--and sometimes tea.
Hither the heroes and the nymphs resort,
To taste awhile the pleasures of a court;

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The Wash
by Sarah Getty

A round white troll with a black, greasy
heart shuddered and hummed "Diogenes,
Diogenes," while it sloshed the wash.
It stayed in the basement, a cave-dank
place I could only like on Mondays,
helping mother.My job was stirring
the rinse.The troll hummed.Its wringer stuck
out each piece of laundry like a tongue--

socks, aprons, Daddy's shirts, my brother's

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Gone Fishin'
by Delmar Pepper

I've finished life's chores assigned to me,
So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I've been invited to the fishin' hole.

Where every day is a day to fish,
To fill your heart with every wish.
Don't worry, or feel sad for me,
I'm fishin' with the Master of the sea.


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Recent Fishing Poems
Game Fishing in Florida
by Dr. Robert Ippaso

An art or a sport
Some whisper a ‘crazy obsession’,
And like Golf where age won't cut short
At least our pastime won't lead to depression.

A hook and a line
Much patience, sun balms,
No rush when your world is sublime
With glistening waters and a horizon of wavering palms.


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Everybody’s Grandfather
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

Grandfather...
Will you play with me today...
Will you take me fishing...
Will you show me your way...

Will you tell me the difference
Between a crane and a loon...
Where’s your best fishing spot
At the Audubon Park lagoon...


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Miracles
by Walt Whitman

WHY! who makes much of a miracle?
As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach, just in the edge of the
water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love--or sleep in the bed at night with
any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with my mother,

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As I Ebb'D With The Ocean Of Life
by Walt Whitman

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As I ebb'd with the ocean of life,
As I wended the shores I know,
As I walk'd where the ripples continually wash you Paumanok,
Where they rustle up hoarse and sibilant,
Where the fierce old mother endlessly cries for her castaways,
I musing late in the autumn day, gazing off southward,
Held by this electric self out of the pride of which I utter poems,
Was seiz'd by the spirit that trails in the lines underfoot,
The rim, the sediment that stands for all the water and all the

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Faces
by Walt Whitman

SAUNTERING the pavement, or riding the country by-road--lo! such
faces!
Faces of friendship, precision, caution, suavity, ideality;
The spiritual, prescient face--the always welcome, common, benevolent
face,
The face of the singing of music--the grand faces of natural lawyers
and judges, broad at the back-top;
The faces of hunters and fishers, bulged at the brows--the shaved
blanch'd faces of orthodox citizens;
The pure, extravagant, yearning, questioning artist's face;

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Popular Famous Poets about Fishing
  • Richard Brautigan
    Richard Brautigan (12 poems about Fishing)
    January 30, 1935 – September 14, 1984 / Tacoma, Washington
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins (10 poems about Fishing)
    22 March 1941 - / New York City
  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore (4 poems about Fishing)
    November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972 / Kirkwood, Missouri
  • Yosa Buson
    Yosa Buson (3 poems about Fishing)
    1716 - 1784 / Osaka / Japan
  • Thomas Lux
    Thomas Lux (3 poems about Fishing)
    1946 / Northampton, Massachusetts
  • James Tate
    James Tate (3 poems about Fishing)
    8 December 1943 - / Kansas City, Missouri
  •  Walter Enyeart
    Walter Enyeart (3 poems about Fishing)
    Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA
  •  Audrey B. Dodge
    Audrey B. Dodge (2 poems about Fishing)
    Orlando, Florida
  • Nicholas Brenton
    Nicholas Brenton (2 poems about Fishing)
    1555-1626
  •  David Ferry
    David Ferry (2 poems about Fishing)